Steinbeck Aquarium Fish Handplane
This double concave, super glossy, fish-shaped handplane is totally unique. The pinstripes are old growth redwood from John Steinbeck's first home on 11th Avenue in Pacific Grove, California where he wrote his first few novels. The dark stringer is an Indian rosewood off cut from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. The lighter wood in the bottom half of the plane is Alaskan yellow cedar from Monterey Bay Aquarium benches. The redwood in the top half is from a porch from an old Victorian home on the lower Westside of Santa Cruz, California.
This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using mostly tree sap. The hand strap is nylon and adjustable. It is covered with off cuts from O'Neill Wetsuit product development, and the wood is shaped with our unique, ergonomic hand fit. The hardware is solid brass. As with all Ventana handplanes, this one floats so you can easily pass it between friends in the waves.
This handplane comes with a Ventana, double-thick, reclaimed towel bag with a Paracord drawstring from Khordz mugs.
Purchase this handplane in one of the follow packages:
- Handplane + Towel Bag: $275
- Handplane + Towel Bag + Reclaimed mahogany stand: $375
Handplane + Towel Bag + Reclaimed, custom, premium wood stand: $475
(we'll contact you to discuss your design)
Handmade in Santa Cruz, California and designed by master craftsman Martijn Stiphout
Dimensions: 14" x 9" x 3/4"
All Ventana Handplanes are ECOBOARD Project Gold Level Verified by SustainableSurf.org!
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